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Field Detail
Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code IT-1.5.2
Sub-theme Information Technology
Name Affordability - Mobile cellular prepaid price of local call per minute (Average peak time unit cost US$) (ITU-A9)
Calculation/Formula Mobile cellular prepaid price of local call per minute (Average peak time unit cost US$) converted to US$
Unit of Measure US$
Purpose/Rationale Affordability is key to take up and providing this data allows good policy decisions. This data is key to good policy decision making by governments and donors.
Policy Linkages Development plans call for reform of the industry to provide universal access at affordable costs
Preferred Data Sources Ministry of Telecommunications
Alternative_Data Sources National Telecommunications regulators, NSO, ITU
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
Other agencies countries_ must report to: ITU
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
Notes Use average pre-paid peak time call as pre-paid is the most common type of mobile phone used in the Pacific – noting that it is a form of disposable income vs. contract plans.
SPC Programme EDD
Numerator Mobile cellular prepaid price of local call per minute (Average peak time unit cost)
Denominator US$ conversion
Unit US$